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Jaydog1316
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rhartnett
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We should not have school uniforms

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Started: 11/24/2015 Category: Education
Updated: 1 year ago Status: Post Voting Period
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Jaydog1316

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"I believe we should give strong support to school districts that decide to require young students to wear school uniforms. We've all seen the tragic headlines screaming of the death of a teenager who was killed for a pair of sneakers or jewelry or a designer jacket. In Detroit, a 15-year-old boy was shot for his $86 basketball shoes. In Fort Lauderdale, a 15-year-old student was robbed of his jewelry. Just this past December in Oxon Hill, Maryland, a 17-year-old honor student was killed at a bus stop, caught in the crossfire during the robbery of another student's designer jacket.

School uniforms are one step that may be able to help break this cycle of violence, truancy, and disorder by helping young students to understand that what really counts is what kind of people they are, what's on the inside, to remember that what they're doing at school is working, not showing off their own clothes or envying another student's clothes...

If it means teenagers will stop killing each other over designer jackets, then our public schools should be able to require their students to wear school uniforms. If it means that the schoolrooms will be more orderly, more disciplined, and that our young people will learn to evaluate themselves by what they are on the inside instead of what they're wearing on the outside, then our public schools should be able to require their students to wear school uniforms."
rhartnett

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I believe that we should not have school uniforms. School uniforms would hinder self expression and individuality. Some may say that uniforms are easier because you don't have to think about what to wear to school, but in the long run taking a couple extra minutes in the morning will be so worth it. Statistics show that uniforms don't make students learn more or do better, so why should we still use school uniforms? Lastly, school uniforms can affect ones perception of their body image and their self confidence in a negative way. Forcing students to dress exactly like their peers only leads to assimilation.
Debate Round No. 1
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